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DEAR Council Race & Racism Series: The Black Angels Discussion & Book Signing

February 5 @ 4:00 pm 5:30 pm

When: Monday, February 5, 4-5pm EST
Where: In-person at MedEd 114 (food and refreshments will be served and author, Maria Smilios, will be present to sign books which will be for sale before and during the event). Virtual streaming available.

Invited Guest: 
Maria Smilios is the author of The Black Angels: The Untold Story of the Nurses Who Helped Cure Tuberculosis. A native of New York City, Maria holds a Masters of Arts from Boston University in Religion & Literature where she was a Henry Luce Scholar and a Presidential Scholar. She also taught Essay and Research writing in the university’s writing program. Through the writing of the book, she has become an advocate for making TB drugs affordable and accessible in TB heavy countries, supporting and working with organizations such as EndTB and Partners in Health. In the past, she has written for The Guardian, American Nurse, Narratively, The Rumpus, Dame Magazine, and The Forward among others.

Join us for a captivating evening with author Maria Smilios at the DEAR Council Race & Racism Series: The Black Angels Discussion & Book Signing! Hear the untold story of Black nurses who, from 1929, challenged racism and sexism while caring for marginalized patients at Sea View, an underfunded NYC sanatorium. Learn about their transformative impact and pivotal role in curing tuberculosis. Don’t miss this enlightening event celebrating resilience and history in celebration of Black History Month.

Books will be available for purchase by Brookline Booksmith (a local bookstore) and Smilios will be present before and after the event to sign books.